St Barts

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Getting to
St Barts

By boat or plane

Most people arrive on a slow ferry or fast catamaran from St Martin/St Maarten, about 29 kilometers (18 miles) away. Flying in on a small plane is the next most frequent means of transportation. Lucky visitors come in style on a yacht.

Main towns


It's the capital and the major town and port. Gustavia's tiny picturesque harbor (see photo above) is dotted with luxury yachts and surrounded by chic boutiques and restaurants.

Saint Jean

The port of Saint Jean has a popular public beach and quality seaside restaurants, as well as the renowned Eden Rock Hotel.

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Also known as

The island also goes by "St Barths" and the fuller name, St Barthelemy.

St Barts climate

It rains here less than on most Caribbean islands, which means more sunny days.

Interior landscape

The verdant St Barts mountains hide valleys with secluded villas and villages.

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